We always ate artichokes as a child and I love them to this day!  They are simple to make, packed full of vitamins and minerals, and tasty!  Even my 1 year old picky toddler loves them!  I hope you give them a try!  We like them so much that we grow them in our garden during the summer months.


  • Artichoke
  • Dipping sauce (butter or ranch dressing are our families favorites!)


1. Wash the artichoke and cut off the stem.  I run the artichoke under the sink water and then put it upside down.  I move the leaves a little bit to make sure water can get in between the leaves and then cut off the stem.  I leave about a centimeter of a stem left at the base of the artichoke.


2. Steam the artichoke for about 45 minutes until the leaves peal off easily.  I flip the artichoke over about half way through cooking time.  Be sure to add water throughout the process as the water evaporates!

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3. Peel off each leave and dip it into desired dipping sauce.  Our family likes to dip the leaves in butter or ranch dressing.

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Eat the “meat” off of the base of the leave by scraping it off with your teeth.


When you get through all the leaves, the artichoke will look like this:


4. take a spoon and scoop off the hair.


5.  This is the artichoke heart.  Eat and enjoy!!!


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